Thanking frontline workers


South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing conducted a series of flyovers at several healthcare facilities throughout Eastern South Dakota Saturday afternoon to honor fellow Americans working to fight the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Above, the flyover is shown over Brookings. This image shows the northeastern edge of Brookings, including Larson Ice Center, the Swiftel Center and Bel Brands.

The Brookings flyover happened at approximately 1:10 p.m., and other locations visited by the F-16 fighting falcons included Watertown, Aberdeen, Pierre, Huron, Mitchell, Yankton, Vermillion and Sioux Falls.

The flyovers aimed to salute and show appreciation for healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel working on the frontlines to combat COVID-19 while demonstrating the Air National Guard’s continued readiness.

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